If you are a fan of the television show Gossip Girl, then you will be aware of the lead singer as she is the younger sister of Dan Humphrey who is desperate to be part of the in crowd.
Her band, The Pretty Reckless, is however, a whole different kettle of fish. Taylor Monsen and her band (Ben Phillips, Mark Damon and Jamie Perkins) released their first album in August 2010 and have gone from strength to strength. They have opened as tour support for many bands including The Veronicas, Evanescence and most recently this year, Halestorm.
Taylor Monsen has been acting since a very young age as she appeared as Cindy Lou in the 2000 Christmas Film Dr Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas. She then went on to appear in Spy Kids 2, Hansel and Gretal and of course, Gossip Girl, She has said in recent interviews that acting she finds easy but music allows her to be herself.
The genre of music produced by The Pretty Reckless can be described as Hard Rock, Post Grunge and Alternative Rock. They have had two albums, with their second release, Going to Hell being released last year.
Here are a few songs to wet your appetite.
Make Me Wanna Die
Going To Hell